A Tribute: Amy Winehouse

AMY WINEHOUSE was possibly one of the biggest names in pop whose life was tragically cut short by her death on the 23rd July 2011 at the young age of just 27. EARLY LIFE Amy Jade Winehouse was born on 14...
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Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

So I may be being slightly biased in this review because as you may have noticed from previous issues I'm a massive Sophie Kinsella fan! This book was introduced to me by my mum and I've read it over ten...

An Interview with Anne Quilter

Councillor Anne Quilter is the new portfolio holder for Carlisle City Council’s “Culture, Health, Leisure & Young People” Team, and also a manager at Riverside housing.  ABSTRACT’s Alex Messenger...

Republic Summer Shoot

As we entered Republic (the Lanes, Carlisle) the sun outside shone enough to give us comfort that the autumn photo shoot would be highly successful. It is now entering the season where warm clothes are...

Abstract on Tour – Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm Park - who says it’s just for kids? It’s awesome! There are trampolines, Go Karts, Swings, and a Zipwire. Then you can go inside and visit the animals; chicks, rabbits, calves, pigs, ferret...
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Music at The Brickyard

The Brickyard has been a permanent fixture in Carlisle for over 100 years, but only recently has it started to play host to some bigger names in music. Being Carlisle's only live music venue, you may not...

The Saturdays

Although the arena was exceptionally warm that night, a buzz filled the room and everyone was pumped for the show to start. We were hoping that the two support acts (TwentyTwenty and 6D) would get us in...

Paramore 18.11.10

Despite near sub-zero temperatures the hot sticky sense of excitement wrapped us up, and after quickly obtaining tour t-shirts, we took tour seats and an unusual set-up ensued. The virtually unheard of...